Rob Lowe is looking to trade in his Pawnee culture for some country club action. The actor has been nabbed by NBC to star in the network's newly ordered single-camera comedy pilot titled 'The Pro,' Deadline reports. I don't know about you, but this is LITERALLY the best news I've heard all day.
Very little has been released regarding the show's plot, however, Lowe's character, “Big Ben” Bertrahm, is described as being a former tennis doubles champion who has been reduced to spending his days working at a country club. Suffice to say, he's clearly unhappy with his current predicament and desperately tries to hustle and charm his way back into America’s elite one percent.
Comedy veterans Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory (of 'The Larry Sanders Show' and 'Frasier') are penned to write the script and serve as showrunners, with Todd Holland (of 'Go On' and 'Malcolm in the Middle') set to direct.
Lowe announced his plans to leave 'Parks and Recreation' (where he plays the quirky, yet lovable health nut, Chris Traeger), back in July of this year. He is poised to depart, along with co-star Rashida Jones, around the mid-season mark. But at least fans can take comfort in knowing he'll be back to gracing our small screens in no time at all.
As of now, 'The Pro' has no premiere date, so we'll just have to soak up as much Traeger greatness as we can for the time being — a challenge we're all too happy to accept.
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